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JOSEPH VARGHESE Kureethara
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As if a stone...
Like With their rasp, hammer and knife, they cut, chip and break stones, to make lifeless gods, As if a stone, they cut, chipped and broke her lifeless, witnessed by the lifeless stones, in the sanctuary of shame In immeasurable times? ( In the style of Ayu...
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Dr. Fr. Thomas Kalayil CMI: A Placid Scholar and a Solid Professor
It was during the Christmas vacation of 1986 that I met two people who became highly influential in my life. One was a priest and the other was a scholastic. For the next three years I continued to have periodical interactions with both of them. Eventually,...
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Ants in my Room
Ants are organized insects. They work until they work no more. They march in a line beside a wall or on a natural line thus taking the shortest path to the destiny. They commute between their nest and lust. They greet everyone on the move. They never hit an...
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The Sound of Cry
Why do we cry? When we're sad, Or when glad? Shy, after we cry? When we're floppy, Or when happy? A wet cry for a debt. A dry cry for a doubt. We cry at a loss, At a toss or pass. A shy cry at times A wry cry some times. A cry for a gain, A cry for a pain. ...
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my BOSS
Years passed by Fears gone away Quest for life made me Priest for life Whose choice it was? Choice! What a fuss! Boss of my life Chose my life Why was I? High 'bove many, Way 'bove plenty... Mystery. A walk Long walk Indeed, not A gawk. Always... Made me be...
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​Lessons learnt from the neighbourhood
1. Power and Wealth are the last words J Jayalalithaa was a powerful Chief Minister. She was a powerful person in life. Nobody could stand straight in her presence. However, during the last several months of her life, she was undergoing severe suffering. It...
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I am a born teacher
I love teaching; for the taught to have thoughts the nots to have notes the sought to be wrought. Can I be a teacher? When I have  the right thoughts of the knowledge about  the thing of things; the right notes of the ones  who walked ahead, who flow with m...
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Prior Generals of the CMI Congregation
Name Birth Start End Age Yrs Parish Eparchy Kuriakose
Elias Chavara 1805 1855 1871 50 16 Kainakary Verapoly Kuriakose
Eliseus Porukara 1814 1871 1885 57 14 Champkulam Verapoly Archbishop Marcellino Berardi OCD 1829 1885 1887 56 2 Costa Rainero, Italy Ve...
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Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara
Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara, one of the founders of the TOCD congregation for men (CMI) and women (CMC), and the first Prior of all monasteries of the CMI congregation was born on February 10, 1805 at Kainakary.  He was the first one to take vows on Decem...
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Fear
I fear. I fear the fear. Fear - a spanning feeling of this year. I fear to remember this year. Fear of power. I fear my power For the fear of losing it. I fear the powerless For the fear of them gaining it. From powerlessness I powered to power. I used this...
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